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H_ALW_2021A 05/20/2021 11:47:52 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK, & WATER
Date 05/20/2021
Attendance
Boesenecker X
Cutter X
Holtorf X
Lontine X
McLachlan X
Pelton X
Roberts X
Valdez D. X
Will X
Catlin *
McCormick X
Time 11:47:52 AM to 02:29:29 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by McCormick
This Report was prepared by Andrea Denka
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB21-237 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB21-1301 Amended, referred to House Finance

SB21-237 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


11:48:08 AM  
The committee came
to order.  Representatives McCluskie and Lynch, co-prime bill sponsors,
introduced Senate Bill 21-237 to the committee.  The bill repeals
the Forest Health Advisory Council within the Colorado State Forest Service
and creates the Forest Health Council within the Department of Natural
Resources.



The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.  
12:02:59 PM  
Ben Tisdel, representing
Colorado Counties Inc. (CCI), and Counties & Commissioners Acting Together
(CCAT), testified in support of the bill.  Commissioner Matt Jones,
representing  CCAT, testified in support of the bill.  Mike Lester,
representing Colorado State Forest Service, testified in support of the
bill.  Commissioner Tisdale and Mr. Lester responded to questions
from the committee.  
12:27:09 PM  
Dan Gibbs, representing
Department of Natural Resources, testified in support of the bill.  Director
Gibbs responded to questions from the committee.  Kathleen Curry,
representing Ute Water, testified in support of the bill.  Ms, Curry
responded to questions from the committee.  
12:45:56 PM  
Representative Will
explained and distributed amendment L.005 (Attachment A).


12:46:54 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment A).
Moved Will
Seconded Catlin
Boesenecker
Cutter
Holtorf
Lontine
McLachlan
Pelton
Roberts
Valdez D.
Will
Catlin
McCormick
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
12:47:02 PM  
The bill sponsors
made concluding comments on the bill.


12:49:40 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-237, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Cutter
Seconded Holtorf
Boesenecker Yes
Cutter Yes
Holtorf Yes
Lontine Yes
McLachlan Yes
Pelton Yes
Roberts Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Will Yes
Catlin Yes
McCormick Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1301 - Amended, referred to House Finance

12:49:51 PM  
The committee took
a brief recess.
12:49:52 PM  
The committee came
back to order.
12:58:50 PM  
Majority Leader Esgar
and Representative Holtorf, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill
21-1301 to the committee.  The bill addresses how medical and retail
marijuana cultivation licensees handle adverse weather events that impact
outdoor growing, cross pollination between marijuana and industrial hemp,
and preparing the state in the event of the federal legalization of marijuana.
 The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
01:13:04 PM  
Sal Pace, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Pace responded to questions from the committee.
01:17:04 PM  
Jordan Wellington, representing VS Strategies and Maggie's Farm, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Wellington responded to questions from the committee.
01:25:53 PM  
Kristen Thomson, representing The Green Solution, testified in support of the bill. Buffie McFadyen, representing Los Sunenos Farms, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Thomson and Ms. McFadyen responded to questions from the committee.
01:37:35 PM  
Justin Trouard, representing
self, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Trouard responded to
questions from the committee.
01:44:40 PM  
Anthony Russo, representing
self, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Russo responded to questions
from the committee.
01:48:03 PM  
Wil Mannes, representing
Colorado Energy Office, testified in support of the bill.
01:52:47 PM  
Dominique Mendiola,
representing Colorado Department of Revenue - Marijuana Enforcement Division,
responded to questions from the committee.   Kyle Lambert, representing
Colorado Department of Revenue - Marijuana Enforcement Division, responded
to questions from the committee.
02:00:52 PM  
Eric Bergman, representing
CCI, testified to amend the bill.  Sundari Kraft, representing Colorado
Sugarbeet Growers Association, testified to amend the bill.  Mr. Bergman
responded to questions from the committee.
02:07:09 PM  
Shawn Honaker, representing
self, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Honaker responded to
questions from the committee.
02:14:42 PM  
Beauclarine Thomas,
representing Colorado Municipal League, testified to amend the bill.  Austin
Vincent, representing Colorado Farm Bureau, testified to amend the bill.
02:18:25 PM  
Majority Leader Esgar
discussed and distributed amendments L.001, L.002, L.003, L.004, L.005,
L.006 and L.007 (Attachments B-H).


02:25:00 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B).
Moved Holtorf
Seconded Valdez D.
Boesenecker
Cutter
Holtorf
Lontine
McLachlan
Pelton
Roberts
Valdez D.
Will
McCormick
Catlin
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:25:19 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment C).
Moved Holtorf
Seconded Valdez D.
Boesenecker
Cutter
Holtorf
Lontine
McLachlan
Pelton
Roberts
Valdez D.
Will
McCormick
Catlin
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:25:37 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment D).
Moved Holtorf
Seconded Valdez D.
Boesenecker
Cutter
Holtorf
Lontine
McLachlan
Pelton
Roberts
Valdez D.
Will
McCormick
Catlin
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:25:54 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment E).
Moved Holtorf
Seconded Valdez D.
Boesenecker
Cutter
Holtorf
Lontine
McLachlan
Pelton
Roberts
Valdez D.
Will
McCormick
Catlin
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:26:15 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment F).
Moved Holtorf
Seconded Valdez D.
Boesenecker
Cutter
Holtorf
Lontine
McLachlan
Pelton
Roberts
Valdez D.
Will
McCormick
Catlin
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:26:32 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment G).
Moved Holtorf
Seconded Valdez D.
Boesenecker
Cutter
Holtorf
Lontine
McLachlan
Pelton
Roberts
Valdez D.
Will
McCormick
Catlin
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:26:51 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment H).
Moved Holtorf
Seconded Valdez D.
Boesenecker
Cutter
Holtorf
Lontine
McLachlan
Pelton
Roberts
Valdez D.
Will
McCormick
Catlin
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:26:52 PM  
The bill sponsors made concluding comments on the bill.


02:29:14 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1301, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Holtorf
Seconded Cutter
Boesenecker Yes
Cutter Yes
Holtorf Yes
Lontine Yes
McLachlan Yes
Pelton Yes
Roberts Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Will No
McCormick Yes
Catlin Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:29:29 PM   The committee adjourned.






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